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Content Bubble II: What Metrics Matter?

Aug 1, 2014 - In part two of this series on how to effectively measure content marketing, a look at whether attention or engagement are good enough indicators of return on investment (ROI)? Comments

How One Pair of Shoes Can Drive Digital Publishing Success

cbanner-shoes Aug 1, 2014 - When you view a pair of shoes on a retailer's website, but don't purchase them right away, the shoes follow you around the Internet, showing up on nearly every site you visit. Publishers can learn a lot from these shoe retailers' tactics. Comments

The Real World of Character Marketing and Brand Fan Fiction

onepanem Jul 31, 2014 - Brands have the opportunity to cultivate their own fan content online, yet most have not embraced the idea of promoting their products in this fashion. Here are some tips for getting started. Comments

Airbnb's Controversial Logo Draws Attention to Company Rebrand

airbnb3 Jul 22, 2014 - The home-sharing site's new logo has earned it a heap of scorn across the Internet for its sexual undertones - but the added publicity could help boost its new rebranding strategy. Comments

I’m an Instagram Lover and a Fighter – Are Ads Going to Ruin My Relationship?

instagram-collage Jul 17, 2014 - The introduction of ads into Instagram feeds in Australia may threaten the comfortable relationship many users have with the social media platform. How can brands make sure they get the basics right? Comments

4 Stages of User Search Behavior for Travel Products

Travellers at an airport Jul 13, 2014 - When searching for a flight or a hotel room, users may begin their queries at any one of four major stages. Here is a look at those entry points and how marketers should respond. Comments

Brands Must Embrace Mobile Applications to Build Equity

mobile-apps Jul 10, 2014 - In today's mobile-first and increasingly mobile-only world, marketers must develop mobile applications that are relevant to their businesses and their customers in order to drive conversions. Comments

Pinterest Adds New Follow Button to Boost Brand Discovery

pinterest-log-in Jul 10, 2014 - An upgraded Follow button with a pop-up window makes it easier for customers to keep track of their favorite companies' Pinterest activity. Comments

APAC Journalists Embracing Digital Brand-Created Content

content Jul 9, 2014 - Journalists in Asia-Pacific are increasingly turning to digital methods to source stories and embracing branded content. Marketers who take advantage of these trends and create objective, relevant, and well-crafted content will get their brands' stories... Comments

5 Marketing Tips I Learned in London

London outline Jul 8, 2014 - Marketers here in the U.S. can learn a thing or two from their counterparts across the pond. Here are some digital marketing insights gleaned from a recent trip to London. Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears– Part 2

social-media-tv Jun 30, 2014 - Corporate executives can overcome their fears about social marketing and become confident social ambassadors by starting with these practical techniques. Comments

How to Manage a Legendary Brand

amazon logo Jun 27, 2014 - Using Amazon as an example, it's clear that a narrative-based approach can help a business see improved results in execution, communication, and testing, as well as a boost to the bottom line. Comments

Non-Sponsors Generating Majority of World Cup Online Ad Shares

braziliant-brands-tracker-mid-tournament-2 Jun 26, 2014 - Brands not officially affiliated with the World Cup have generated 71 percent of the online shares so far, beating out sponsors such as Visa and McDonald's. Comments

3 Social Media Marketing Takeaways From Gallup's Study

State of the American Consumer Jun 25, 2014 - A sizeable 62 percent of consumers believe that social media has no influence on their purchasing decisions. But is that really the case? Comments

Using Customer Stories to Build Trust and Increase Conversions

testimonial Jun 24, 2014 - User reviews, or social proof, can help build trust in your business, but there's a right way and a wrong way to apply social proof to your website. Here are some best practices for making the most of case studies and testimonials. Comments

How Employee Advocacy Builds Personal Brands

employee-advocacy Jun 20, 2014 - By establishing an employee advocacy program, companies can strengthen their own reputation and brand, while enabling their employees to do the same. Comments

The First Month in Start-Up/SME Marketing Part 2

business-plan-1 Jun 18, 2014 - The second part in this five-part series details how to create a marketing strategy, how to ensure people are on board with it, and how to plan its immediate and long-term execution. Comments

Brand Sponsored Content via New gTLDs as Channels – the Soap Opera of the Future?

brandgtldoptions Jun 18, 2014 - With half of the world's top brands launching their own gTLD or channel of the Internet, the concept of building out content in these new spaces will shift how we consume our entertainment and how consumer goods companies reach their target audiences... Comments

Social Media Content on Rise for Brands, While Testing Remains Low [Survey]

social-media-use Jun 16, 2014 - The majority of brands are highly involved in social media content production, but few of them actually test the content before deployment, says the Association of National Advertisers. Comments

Is Reality Marketing the New Reality for Digital Media?

reality-marketing Jun 5, 2014 - Authenticity strikes a chord. Where online video and brand storytelling is concerned, featuring real-world consumers looks to be the new marketing reality. Comments

The Lonely Brand Story Meets Social Media

maytag May 30, 2014 - Brands must make sure their stories are being told properly across all channels and that they can measure alignment and congruence across the channels as well. Comments

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